9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.
Tyler Seddon of Rhode Island has just been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time. He will turn 7 on March 7, 2014. Tyler wants to be a firefighter AND a police officer when he grows up, so his mother is asking cops and firefighters around the country to send Tyler a birthday card. Tyler also needs a bone marrow donor. You can become a potential bone marrow donor with a simple cheek swab by contacting Be the Match here.…Find out more »
Lung cancer is killing many World Trade Center recovery workers and survivors. Support the American Lung Association and raise funds to fight lung cancer by climbing One Penn Plaza on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The Fight for Air Climb is a “vertical marathon”. Participants can choose to race, run, or walk. Racers & runners will climb first, followed by walkers. The last participants will be firefighters climbing in full gear in honor of the FDNY firefighters who responded to the…Find out more »
The 11th annual blood drive in honor of FDNY Firefighter John Chipura will be held from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the gymnasium of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church on Staten Island. Chipura was a veteran Marine, a terrorist bombing survivor (1983 in Beirut) and an ex-NYPD officer who had been a firefighter for 2 years when he responded to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was 39. Donors should…Find out more »
The Commissioning of the USS Somerset will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am at 1 Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. Details can be found here. There are no tickets available – 7,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony. Among the speakers at the commissioning ceremony will be Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, who is to give the keynote address; Captain Thomas L. Dearborn, who will be USS Somerset’s commanding officer and ship’s sponsor Mary Jo Myers, wife…Find out more »
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11:00am EST, watch the USS Somerset Commissioning live here or here. Mary Jo Myers, wife of Air Force General (ret.) Richard Myers former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, is the USS Somerset’s sponsor. Gen. James F. Amos, Marine Corps Commandant, will give the commissioning ceremony’s keynote address. Captain Thomas L. Dearborn will be the commanding officer of the ship.Find out more »
The 13th annual Sean Caton Memorial Foundation Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Cocktail hour begins at 7:00pm with an authentic Cajun dinner, dancing and auctions following at 8:00pm. Dress is black tie optional, and masks and beads are encouraged. The cost will be $140.00 per person, with tables for 10 available for $1,200. Tables must be paid for in full in advance. All proceeds help the Sean Caton Memorial Foundation fund their annual scholarships for…Find out more »